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The AFP provides 16 major news services, which are verified and broadcast in real time.

Thanks to its international network and editorial expertise, the AFP is able to provide high quality text services to press, audiovisual, mobile and online news professionals.

Roma defeat edges Juve closer to title

Inter Milan defeated AS Roma 2-1 on Saturday to help nudge Juventus closer to a fourth successive Serie A title.

  1. 5.000
    dispatches, 1.250 as illustrated articles, per day
  2. 6
    major languages

    French, English, Spanish, Arabic, German, Portuguese

  3. 23

    Stories delivered in XML format Metadata for optimal integration.

5000 dispatches, 1250 as illustrated articles, per day, 6 majors languages

The AFP’s text services provide everything from breaking news to features, reports, interviews and profiles.

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All news categories are covered, with a particular focus on politics, economics, sport and social issues.

All stories are subject to our rigorous rules on verification, contextualisation and perspective.

AFP journalists on the ground in France and around the world, at times of war and peace, constantly strive to meet the expectations of news professionals in terms of speed and reliability.



Each and everyday, an average of :

French: 1.500 stories
English: 700 stories
Spanish: 400 stories
Arabic: 250 stories
Deutsch: 200 stories
Portuguese: 150 stories


Coverage which is both regional and international

AFP covers both international and regional news. This is why every text service has its own specific regional identity combining world news and news from the continent and area where it is based.
AFP’s text services regularly publish editorial calendars and memos that enable our customers to plan news coverage. Regional agendas list major events scheduled to take place the following day, week and month. Detailed regional coverage forecasts are also updated and made available several times per day.
AFP’s network is present in 150 countries throughout the world. The Agency has some 2,200 employees, of 80 different nationalities who keep constant watch on developments, from a multicultural perspective. The responsiveness of the Agency’s network means that teams can be moved quickly to global hotspots.

AFP’s text products can be used either via access to the complete content of one or more services, or via a category based selection in one or more languages, according to client needs.

AFP’s text services are covered by a global news reporting policy, which also includes the photo, video, graphics and multimedia services.

Thousands of customers all over the world use AFP’s text services on a daily basis to meet their various needs:

  • News professionals
  • Suppliers and integrators of mobile and multimedia services
  • Companies and Institutions
  • Public screen network operators
  • Available languages: French, English, Spanish, Arabic, German, Portuguese
  • Metadata: keywords, IPTC, financial codes. All AFP stories contain themed keywords describing the key news points, along with IPTC tag names. Stories covering listed companies include the company’s stock market value code.
  • Availability: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Disseminated: internationally.
  • Delivery: satellite, FTP, download site AFP Forum
  • Technical formats: NewsML-G2, IIM, NewsML-1.1, ANPA
  • 25/04/2015 23:37

    Rich get richer in UK index of wealthiest people

    Ukrainian businessman Len Blavatnik has been named the wealthiest man in Britain in a rich list being released Sunday studded with members of the international jet set living in London.

  • 25/04/2015 22:32

    Blur returns with inspiration from Asia

    The epitome of the British sound two decades ago, Blur has made an unexpected return not with new takes on England but with inspiration from Asia.

  • 25/04/2015 20:39

    England prop Marler out for season

    England prop Joe Marler is set to miss the rest of the season after suffering a shoulder injury but should still be fit for the World Cup, the front-row forward's club boss said Saturday.

  • 25/04/2015 19:27

    Anderson gives England scent of victory

    James Anderson featured in all six dismissals as the West Indies crashed to 286 for eight at lunch on the final day of the second Test against England at the National Cricket Stadium on Saturday.

  • 25/04/2015 18:12

    Watford promoted to the Premier League

    Watford clinched promotion to the Premier League in dramatic fashion as their rivals slipped up in the final seconds on Saturday

  • 25/04/2015 22:08

    France opens probe into forced labour allegations in Qatar

    French prosecutors said Saturday they had opened a preliminary probe into a lobby group's claims that construction giant Vinci is using forced labour on building projects for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

  • 25/04/2015 20:43

    Croatians with Swiss franc loans protest 'debt slavery'

    Thousands of Croatians with loans denominated in Swiss francs took to the streets of Zagreb Sunday to protest the increased debt burden caused by a surge in the Swiss currency.

  • 25/04/2015 20:35

    EU ministers back tax avoidance clampdown

    European finance ministers on Saturday backed efforts to fight rampant tax avoidance by multinationals in the wake of the LuxLeaks scandal, but European Union members face tough negotiations to work out the details.

  • 25/04/2015 02:26

    Greek parliament okays controversial cash reserve transfer

    Greece's parliament adopted a controversial decree ordering all public institutions to hand over their cash reserves to the central bank to help Athens meet its financial obligations.

  • 25/04/2015 02:05

    US says new EU plan for GMO imports is no solution

    The United States criticized Friday the new European Union plan to allow member states to block genetically modified imports, following a new round of talks on the transatlantic free-trade pact.

  • 25/04/2015 23:50

    Roma defeat edges Juve closer to title

    Inter Milan defeated AS Roma 2-1 on Saturday to help nudge Juventus closer to a fourth successive Serie A title.

  • 25/04/2015 22:46

    Marquez breaks finger, doubt for Spanish GP

    MotoGP world champion Marc Marquez's participation in next weekend's Spanish Grand Prix is in doubt after he broke a finger during a crash in training, Spanish media reported on Saturday.

  • 25/04/2015 22:16

    Vermeulen foils Pollard and Stormers triumph

    Western Stormers skipper Duane Vermeulen blocked a late drop-goal attempt by Northern Bulls Handre Pollard to help his team win a pulsating Super 15 clash 15-13 at Newlands Saturday.

  • 25/04/2015 21:45

    Ding eyes world title after beating Higgins

    China's Ding Junhui insisted he'd yet to hit top form after moving into the quarter-finals of the World Championships for just the third time after battling back to defeat John Higgins 13-9 in Sheffield on Saturday.

  • 25/04/2015 21:41

    Six hurt as car careers into crowd in Argentina

    Six spectators were hurt after a car driven by New Zealand's Hayden Paddon careered off the track and ploughed into a crowd watching the Rally of Argentina on Saturday.